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Any tips on visiting Bucharest, Romania? (Original Post) mainer Jun 2023 OP
All I can offer is the 'dumplings' are terrible. Hard rolled up raw dough. flying_wahini Jun 2023 #1
haha, yes, well Eastern European food hasn't impressed me mainer Jun 2023 #2
Trdelnik in Prague is fantastic! NoRethugFriends Jun 2023 #5
I stayed at the Intercontinental Athenee. Very nice. Chicken is cooked very dry. Do tour the sinkingfeeling Jun 2023 #3
Thanks. I get the feeling this will not be a culinary hotspot. mainer Jun 2023 #4
Bread's pretty good. sinkingfeeling Jun 2023 #6
there are many tasty Romanian dishes lapfog_1 Jun 2023 #8
Sarmale is one thing I'm looking forward to mainer Jun 2023 #9
I'm going to Budapest. Thoughts? vanlassie Jun 2023 #7
Definitely go to Central Market Callalily Jun 2023 #10
Thanks! Excited! vanlassie Jun 2023 #11
Did you already go? I just came back from Budapest! mainer Jun 2023 #12
Not yet! October. vanlassie Jun 2023 #13
Margaret Island is beautiful mainer Jun 2023 #14
Thanks! vanlassie Jun 2023 #15
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flying_wahini

(6,792 posts)
1. All I can offer is the 'dumplings' are terrible. Hard rolled up raw dough.
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 12:19 PM
Jun 2023

Actually I went to CZ republic. They were proud of the food but not so great IMO.
Beer was great, tho.

mainer

(12,042 posts)
2. haha, yes, well Eastern European food hasn't impressed me
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 12:28 PM
Jun 2023

I've been to CZ republic and Poland, and the pierogis were okay, but we ended up eating repeatedly at an Indian restaurant in Krakow.

NoRethugFriends

(2,400 posts)
5. Trdelnik in Prague is fantastic!
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 01:14 PM
Jun 2023
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trdeln%C3%ADk

Trdelník (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtr̩dɛlɲiːk]; or rarely trdlo or trozkol) is a kind of spit cake and variant of Kürtőskalács. It is made from dough that is wrapped around a stick, cooked over coals, and topped with sugar and walnut mix.

sinkingfeeling

(51,559 posts)
3. I stayed at the Intercontinental Athenee. Very nice. Chicken is cooked very dry. Do tour the
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 12:48 PM
Jun 2023

Parliament Palace. Take a day trip to Brasov or Peles Castle.

lapfog_1

(29,271 posts)
8. there are many tasty Romanian dishes
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 01:50 PM
Jun 2023

sarmale or cabbage rolls
Chicken Shawarma or lamb (like a gyro)
bean soup is good
and the street sausage is pretty good.

https://www.delightfultravellers.com/blog/romanias-best-street-food-insane-feast-in-bucharest

be sure to visit the parliament building

Basrov is not too far and well worth it.

Since it is summer, the resort areas on the Black Sea (near Constanta) are a nice visit too.

Callalily

(14,903 posts)
10. Definitely go to Central Market
Sat Jun 3, 2023, 06:56 AM
Jun 2023

Tour the Parliament building and don't forget about the Castle District, Matthias Church is a must too and don't forget about the Castle District.

Lots to see in Budapest. It's a great city, and easy to get around

mainer

(12,042 posts)
12. Did you already go? I just came back from Budapest!
Tue Jun 27, 2023, 02:43 PM
Jun 2023

What a gorgeous, gorgeous city. The architecture is stunning, and it reminded me of Paris.
Places I enjoyed:
-- the underground tour of Buda caves
-- Castle Hill and the cathedral
-- The Synagogue (largest in Europe)
-- The national museum (nice history of the austro-hungarian empire)
-- Spotting the funny and surprising little sculptures scattered around the city.

While public transportation is very good, we found it quickest and less stressful to get around by the Bolt ride sharing app. It's like Uber, and spares you from having to deal with cash or communicate with drivers who may not speak much English. Within minutes of hailing a car on the app, there'd be one pulling up at the curb!

vanlassie

(5,713 posts)
13. Not yet! October.
Tue Jun 27, 2023, 10:32 PM
Jun 2023

Staying on that island in middle of the river. Daughter gets dentistry done there. Lives in London. Taking grandkids 5 & 8. They’ve been before. I appreciate your report! THANKS!

mainer

(12,042 posts)
14. Margaret Island is beautiful
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 08:36 AM
Jun 2023

One of the most stunning rose gardens I've ever visited. Alas, they won't be in bloom in October, but you will truly enjoy the parkland.

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